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Friday, December 31, 2010
My next batch of cotton and silks and a few Charity finds.
Here are my latest creations. This is just cotton bundled in rusty cans.
This is a rusty can and cranberry steamed bundle.
This bundle was sweet potatoes and a rusty aluminum cans.
This bundle was sweet potatoes, cranberries and rusty cans.
This bundle was metal cans and cotton steamed. The white lines are from being wrapped up in elastic bands.
Love the designs on this cotton. I find it amazing that rusty metal and eleastic bands can create this!
I had some saffon which was out of date really, so decided to use it for dyeing. Wow..beautiful. Cotton and silk..the brighter colour is silk.
The other night l split a bottle of blue ink and reached for a cloth....."light bulb" moment.....what would it dye like? Quite well actually. My husband's comment was, " Only great, if it is not your husband's or son's shirt"! Men what would you do with them!
Then again, last week, l had a small drop of green food dye left in ther bottle, not enough to use....would it dye? answer yes!!!! So rich and vibrant.
The next piece was dyed using a few petal's from my pink and white orchid. Was really surprized l got a result but it is beautiful.
This next piece of silk was first dyed in the orchid water and then tie-dyed in dye left from the metal dye.
Silk wrapped round a stone, tied with elastic bands and then put in the old tea dye.
Look what l managed to get today.....some more leaves.. You can guess what l will be doing tomorrow?
I had a good day in the secondhand shops yesterday...5 deep picture boxes, a huge white cotton tablecloth, some silk material and some threads. I am so happy. Good start to the New Year tomorrow.